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Congress passes extension for student loan program

WASHINGTON — Congress is extending a federal loan program that provides low-interest money to the neediest students for college. The Perkins Loan program will get a two-year extension, under compromise legislation approved Thursday in the House, a day after clearing the Senate. The program expired on September 30. The measure ...

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President Obama not serious about change, Republicans say following State of Union

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said it’s time to turn the page after years of economic hardship at home and wars overseas. But Republicans in charge of Congress say the voters already took care of that last November — and they’re the proof. “Much of what he did tonight … new ...

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10 times Joe Biden stole my heart

  Oh yeah, we’re going here, Joey. 1. That wink, tho. Never mind that the president is giving a State of the Union address. You do you, boo, you do you. 2. This isn’t even real, but someone give that man a bass guitar and a frontman, because I’m ready ...

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55 US schools face federal sex assault probes

WASHINGTON (AP) —From huge state universities to small colleges and the Ivy League, 55 schools across America are facing federal investigation for the way they handle sexual abuse allegations by their students. For the first time, the Education Department revealed its list of colleges under investigation on Thursday, May 1 — ...

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Obama fills out bracket, picks Michigan State

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is picking Michigan State to win the NCAA men’s basketball championship over defending champion Louisville. In what has become an annual March Madness tradition at the White House, Obama filled out a bracket in a segment broadcast on ESPN Wednesday. Florida and Arizona rounded ...

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